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it's cheaper than. on our. latest news of the week's top stories washington fails to get the world on its side for an attack on syria with scant support from the g. twenty in the e.u. russia is taking a firm stand against saying the syrian rebels are provoking a foreign intervention. are t.c.'s the brutality of that civil war first hand as the syrian army tries to clear an ancient christian village of al qaeda linked rebels. also headlining officials in afghanistan say a nato air strike has killed civilians including women and children something the alliance denies we take a look at the program at the legacy the coalition troops are set to leave in the war ravaged nation when they withdraw forces next year. and moscow votes for early results point to a clear victory for the acting chief leaving opposition figurehead alexina valley
praying a distant second it's the capital first lection in nearly a decade. a very good morning for me kevin and if you just joined us from you're watching around the world just after midnight as it is now here in moscow and it's been a tough week for us so crews state john kerry has been trying to convince the european union to get on board with a military strike on syria over the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons but could have presented no new evidence against the syrian government and very few countries are willing to rush into action without u.n. approval and he now says the bombers made no final decision on whether to strike an apparent turnaround than from last week so far turkey and france have been first in line to back the united states against syria but. barack obama was unable to change
the minds of the other world leaders at the g. twenty summit in st petersburg that agreed that tough action should be taken but didn't endorse military intervention if he's innocent no it was that. i was elected to end wars and not start a u.s. military intervention in syria dominated talks that the g twenty but if obama was looking to gather overwhelming support at the summit he didn't get it in st petersburg you know. there is no military service we will not participate in military action. aside from france turkey and saudi arabia few countries expressed outright support for obama's proposal of a military strike in a joint statement they condemned the use of chemical weapons blaming the office of government and called for some kind of response but they stopped short of backing a u.s. attack on syria summit hosted president putin accused the rebels of being behind
a chemical weapons attack near damascus. that he says was carried out to discredit syrian authorities in the eyes of the west just the way. i view everything about how to get the so-called use of chemical weapons in syria as a publication by the count on help from abroad from those countries that originally supported them that's the reason for this provocation i also want to remind you that the use of force against a sovereign state is acceptable only if it's done for self-defense and we know that syria hasn't attacked the u.s. and only if the u.n. security council approves it such action as one of the participants of our discussions on the issue put it yesterday those who do otherwise put themselves above the law. obama continues to insist assad was behind the attack and he won't wait for the u.s. to respond because saddam regimes brazen use of chemical weapons isn't just a syrian tragedy it's a threat to global peace and security. the u.s.
president is due to address the american public on tuesday and try to make his best argument for an attack on syria one that failed to convince global partners at the g. twenty this summit could have been a last chance for a political solution to the syria crisis or at least an attempt to push forward with diplomacy but leaders parted st petersburg splits solidly on those for or against military intervention in the syrian war what has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history reporting from the g. twenty and he's now a r.t. . and surprisingly the syria overshot of the talks in some petersburg this week but they're also pressing questions about where the global economy is heading to venture capital caught up with the head of the international monetary fund christine lagarde in the week to discuss the global economic outlook you can watch the full show in just under thirty minutes tonight it's also available streaming we have a lot of catching. us
congress is still deciding over whether or not to attack syria the first senate showdown vote is expected on wednesday the anniversary of the nine eleven attacks incidentally but a reuters poll says fifty six percent of americans don't want the country to use its armed forces against syria some of them making their voices heard in the capital. well they were the chance ringing out in washington d.c. with crowds marching from the white house to capitol hill and n.b.c. poll is further nearly eighty percent of americans think the president needs congressional approval for any armed response against syria a bomber though has said that he does still have the authority to order me to strike even without lawmakers support let's take a look at the polls on the news also it pans out the poll showing over half of americans are against strikes on syria that figure is even higher instantly in france and also the u.k.
it's sixteen eighty percent respectively against military action there similar sentiments to shared in germany and italy the share of those against intervention instantly in syria's neighbor turkey is even higher and both houses of the u.s. congress are expected to vote on how to tackle syria this coming week this is tentatively how we think it will pan out right now when you add up both the democrats and republicans in the house and senate just forty eight percent are in favor of bombers plans for intervening in the syrian conflict as you see two hundred sixty three are against military involvement while the remaining one hundred twenty two are as yet undecided just reminded that two hundred eighteen votes in total needed in the house and fifty one in the senate for any resolution on syria to pass. for his part syrian president bashar al assad says he had nothing to do with any chemical weapons attack and that there's no evidence linking him to it in the united states that claim was backed up in a letter to president obama in the week written by former intelligence and military analysts ray mcgovern is
a cia veteran who signed the letter he told me about the mood on capitol hill and why he thinks the president could be softening his stance. last friday kerry went before the cameras and said we got to do this and here's the not intelligence assessment mind you but the government assessment meaning the white has white house had a chance to massage it had it edited ok here's the a set and it didn't hold up to scrutiny or apparently the military got to the president and i see some evidence of this next thing we know that the president has changed his mind on saturday afternoon and the only thing that really intervened was the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey telling the president look you know it's going to be really hard as we're going to be really hard to explain what we have to do this now we could do this tomorrow or next week or next month we don't really have to do it now and the president said that and justifying his delay now what's more evidence lindsey graham and john mccain the next
day just took off after the joint chiefs of staff chairman in a very personal and vindictive way because they know that finally the military leaders went to the president said look you know we know we know you've been told that this is going to be easy and limit all our stuff but these guys and these gals don't know a thing about war we do how do you think the congressional votes going to play out in the upcoming vote which way is it going to go i talked to a congressman last night for five minutes and it was very clear that he pledged to house leader nancy pelosi that he would vote according to what that what the president says because we have to protect the president and are you could have are you going to say that the president is why you don't have to say the president is lying when you do need to say according to our information is that the president being given the intelligence because john brennan the head of the cia and james clapper it can be confessed perjury or have thought it in their interest to
cater to the wishes of the white house which had been very clear this time we were . strike syria. well those calls for intervention in syria go back of course the alleged sarin gas attack of saud damascus last month with snow emerged to the british have supplied chemicals to syria that can be used to make deadly nerve agent you could govern this week admitted to prove it was run for six years up until twenty ten just before the civil war broke out but we asked the government's department of business innovation and skills to comment about this situation is what they told us they told us on monday that the syrian company would you ordered these chemicals provided to them proof that they would be used for entirely innocent purposes namely window frames nearly medium showers nonetheless intelligence experts have confirmed the deliveries is grossly irresponsible of first picks up the story business secretary vince cable certainly going to be facing some tough questions these revelations that the british government has
granted export licenses and yet as yet unnamed british company now this is for a substance has to be sent to syria and it was due to so-called killed use substances and that was seen for the right and sodium fluoride in both these agents can be easy as precursor chemicals in the manufacture of nerve gas or those exports licenses granted by the department for business innovation and skills it's reported in january the seventeenth and eighteenth there are going to be questions tabled in parliament we're really working through and scrutinize exactly how these licenses for chemical agents that could be used in the types of weapons that the syrian government is being accused of using on their own people who granted. sarah ferguson london and syria itself meantime a conflict of course rages on there's an ongoing army operation of the ancient
christian village of milo which was stormed by the rebels just a few days ago we've been reporting from there for the past few days that is maria for national was able to enter the village with the help of the syrian army she brings us this report. we entered my lulu through its ancient gates burnt and damaged in recent attacks shortly after the syrian army announces that most of the militants were pushed back signs of the recent battle and destruction a reverie where we were told to move fast and to follow the military is the cause without stopping or even slowing down there are some parts of the road where we have to speed up offices still fear they could be snipers around. we hear them shouting go go fast on one turn we suddenly stop. the loudest. it's hard to understand exactly what happened we only hear a loud boom and feel the earth shake we get out of the car to take
a look around when i was inside our love. to. feel. christian community all over the world now it is a battlefield look at this. and then we realized we have landed in the heart of this battle as some live bullets started flying around us we've ended model of religion with the army but just just a few minutes later they told us to get back the militants launch an attack fire in and throw in explosives from the safety of high ground so this is what we're doing right now we're coming back to you to the entrance this is where. a car bomb exploded on wednesday morning and this is how it all started after a suicide attack militants mostly from just the looser group stormed in and since then clashes have been continuing for three days and here as you can see they are
considered now soldiers fire shots back but they can't even see enemy fighters who are cooped up in their hiding places. and. the real militants in the amal little now and in the us i fear hotel this is the mountaintop hotel which was by. rubble. but. also from behind the mountains surrounding the mall lula village and that's is where the. danger lies because there are many snipers and the wrong rocket grenades and the raw. mortar bombs was it was it the situation on the ground is very hard you can see that the army is rick rubin right now but this is that.
because this is the day when congress does on syria whether to try this country know what the decision made thousands of kilometers away from the battlefield will in fact is set up at this military theater but exactly how it is not easy to predict. from in syria. officials in afghanistan say that nine out of fifteen people killed in nato strikes were civilians including women and children their lives though insists it's not aware of any collateral casualties saying with only ten militants were taken out in what they called a precision attack the taliban's meanwhile killed at least four afghan troops in an assault on an intelligence office in the capital of pictures you're seeing on the news the aftermath of that it's all ahead of the foreign troop withdrawal in twenty fourteen of course investigative journalist told us nato presence is actually the
main cause of the insurgency. the civilian death toll shows us over the over ten years that look nato is not winning in afghanistan that fighting militants is very very difficult and civilian casualties have been an increase even vul nato call these position precision attacks not very precise with the afghanistan want of border regions of pakistan civilians are paying the cost of this war since the occupation started the taliban have seen an increase in support there it's almost that the movement has been revived civilians normal people are looking for someone to resist against the occupation and i think that as you see the increase of civilian casualties if people's brothers sisters fathers homes are destroyed people are murdered family members killed they will turn to those people and say look we can free you of this oppression. coming up on this channel the battle for moscow
early results are just coming in for the mayor let things are looking too good for the opposition. we've got a live update coming. up. people are scratching their head to keep. any chemical weapons attack in the interests of the. given the fact that in recent months they've been making advances rather than retreating and why would. i work out such extreme presents. but he's not the russian. speak your language. program documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the set of the interviews intriguing story.
visit. any results coming in from better lection in a decade as for the latest figures the incumbent. just over fifty two percent of the votes while his main rival opposition candidate election of twenty six percent . initially it was widely expected that acting in the would most probably beat his main rival and candidate from the opposition i didn't see enough money in this election and the question was and still very much is is this
going to happen in the first round or will there be a second round taking place the voter turnout was around thirty two percent which is frankly much less of than initially expected now this election is being monitored by eleven thousand observers many of them a large part of them are actually independent activists also web cameras were installed over thirty six hundred polling stations across the whole city in an effort to ensure transparency this is the first time of moscow's choosing amir since two thousand and three so lots of attention is being paid to how to how fair it's going to be held throughout the course of the voting itself there were no reports of major violations but it's really the focus is really now on how these ballots are going to be counted since that's what's really going to decide whether or not a second round will be there and that will only happen if neither candidate manages
to pass the fifty percent mark now six candidates are taking part in this election but clearly the main rivals are acting their city sebag and and. now for mr sabbat and he's already been in charge of the city for over two years now but for i don't see now why in this is really his first attempt at such a high political post he is quite a controversial figure in russia partially due to his connection with the nationalist he did become one of the leaders of the opposition movement during the last years wave of mass protests he's also known as anti corruption online projects but in july he himself was found guilty of investment and sentenced to five years behind bars he was released. on bail many analysts actually say that that didn't. we allow him to take part in the selection but also may have served as additional probably sitting with some rabbi is planning to appeal that sentence after the election he was also saying that no matter what the outcome of the boat
would be he's already received the green light from the authorities to hold a rally on monday in central moscow to meet with his supporters and we are waiting for the final results in the final figures it is much more that when over the next day or so no online at r.t. dot com hello to you through the stories of lined up here if you're smart photo. droid blackberry whatever you're a security settings are no match for the and i say it seems it's fully capable of accessing your data it'll be an eye opener for many people r.t. dot com has got the details. and that's the scene across tokyo cheers across the city the city was awarded the twenty twenty summer olympics leaving the rival istanbul behind we got the full footage of the celebrations and reaction from other countries too on the website of our new video agency it's called ruptly and as you see the screen is there the.
british firm has been revealed as the brains behind invasive spying software which allows clients including governments to get limitless surveillance access to people's computers gather international was named in the latest tranche of so-called spy files this week exposing close ties between intelligence agencies and private i.t. contractors polly boy picks up the story. say good bye to the days of super sleuths gadgets and surveillance data passwords privacy listening to their phone calls and internet activity and e-mails all you need is spy ware wiki leaks newest leak spy files three reveals that it's british companies that are pioneering the technology this is a promotional video for gamma international. it's advanced surveillance software the program boasts that the technology can be installed inside an internet server which in turn allows the government to infect any internet user in the country with
spyware nothing you say. is safe and that includes all your online passwords and usernames. for government to purchase and install the others browsing the web site and. inject spyware into the website and behind me all gamma international's headquarters from where the company develops and sells the capability to tap into anyone's smart phone or computer reporters without borders have named the company one of the five corporate and the maze of the internet. the technology is marketed worldwide to law enforcement agencies as a way of identifying and catching serious criminals but human rights campaigners say that the software is regularly sold to repressive political regimes where the definition of criminals can be somewhat different as one human rights campaigner in
bahrain found out she says that gammas finn spicer valence was used to target her off to she took part in anti-government protests look like a genuine email addresses from another political activist saying that they were going to begin talks with the king of bahrain about the future of the country so i was in fact very intrigued very curious the manufacturer was government and national just opened my eyes into this other world of surveillance technology monitoring so we know that the british intelligence carries out this kind of activities. allowing private apartment sextant to carry out these kind of activities for other foreign governments researches have identified. around the globe. activists journalists last year old. servers spyware it appears to be used in another number of other countries such as turkmenistan. carter we also found a sample of spyware weapons by spyware that appeared to be targeted back to
ethiopia the scary thing every from our perspective is that this technology in chapter were created around the world without any sort of debris it may be the stuff of spine movies but campaigners say that british government needs to wake up and start regulating and invasive technology is falling into we need to start acting like the weapons that can be used on line exactly the same as the kind of weapons like bombs and guns that can be used to help people polyploid r.t. and. briefly this morning protesters and police approach to greece's second largest city after another round of rallies fighting broke out after the prime minister delivered a speech promising that economic recovery was on its way his government backed firm austerity measures in a relentless push to try to get a third bailout from international lenders those steps include tax hikes along with
labor market and pension reforms. protesters and roads leading to one of the world's largest armies for is in london over thirteen hundred military and security companies are said to be displaying their hardware at the event set to launch on monday police were called in to manage the situation but no clashes were reported antiwar groups say the fair encourages arms sales to countries with human rights records. prisoner turned president nobel prize laureate and father of a nation nelson mandela whether he likes it or not is also the face of an international brand too but while he remains bad relatives it seems have been fighting to get a piece of the money pike asli it's got the story. as far as we on a t.v. shows go this one is right up there sibling rivalry feuds and family gossip but it's not any old family we're talking about here it's a mandela's it's clearly not an arson one project it's someone there in a family project is very uncomfortable about his nine or his image being
associated with commercial projects so the question becomes where do you draw the line the reality show follows the lives of two of mandela's granddaughters as they spend and lose money on extravagant business ventures and go on wild shopping sprees it's a far cry from the humble background mandela grew up in all the grim reality facing millions of south africa's poor black citizens bus argument bella's children it's their name and they have a right to use it however they see fit i think that he has paid his dues to society and i think his family who very often we don't mention the prize that they've had to pay to be without a father a husband and uncle who was behind bars all these years. and yet it's disgusted most south africans that while the icon lay for months in a hospital bed many in his family were cashing in on his famous name two of mandela's daughters took him to court for his legacy it hurt him deeply and dragged
the country's moral compass to a new low is absolutely an art project that's what the i understand what they're doing and these a lot of money and after rip you have the name i suppose you feel you mark what you kept last month but i think it is like before there is a bit of ordination actually so all of these that i have pretty right now i'm not really sure if this is appropriate for people to be using this they've got a right to use the mandela name that is their family name you chemical fall in south africa without being reminded of the ninety five year old nobel laureate he is everywhere on t. shirts banknotes bookshelves smiling down from up above more than just a man he's become a global brand one that's estimated to be worth millions of dollars. an extension of a brand has to be almost more of the same it has to respect the qualities and the values about brand into all those other areas so it's
a tricky area. nelson mandela is being stretched and tortured and pulled in different directions but for most south africans nothing can match the man himself who lived inside this house this is the mandela family home for weeks people have been leaving here flour was gifts and cards the crowds might have gone but their messages and hopes remaining graved on small stones it's a sad irony that the father of the nation who brought south africa back from an almost certain civil war has seen his own family descend into bitter fighting within itself policy r.t. johannesburg south africa. coming up as promised venture capital we'd cinta national monetary fund chief christine lagarde spoke to in the week at the g. twenty is just after the break.
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